PA Schools Colorado

The beautiful state of Colorado is home to two outstanding physician assistant programs. The University of Colorado PA school is located at the newly renovated Anschutz medical campus in Aurora, Colorado.  The primary focus of the PA program is on pediatrics, primary care and underserved population. Red Rocks Community College, located in Arvada Colorado, values healthcare experience and the students are highly regarded in the medical community. Tuition can vary quite substantially for both schools depending on your state citizenship status. Many prospective students will move to the state 1 to 2 years prior to matriculation in order to avoid paying out of state cost and establish citizenship.

COLORADO (2 PA Programs) 

University of Colorado
44 students enroll each year in this 36 month program CHA/PA (Child Health Advocate)

Program Mission:”The mission of the Child Health Associate/Physician Assistant Program is to provide comprehensive physician assistant education in primary care across the lifespan, with expanded training in pediatrics and care of the medically underserved.”

Tuition: $47,838 and $103,582 for nonresident.

13001 E. 17th Place, Room E7019
Aurora, Colorado 80045

Red Rocks Community College PA Program


Class size of 33

Tuition ~ 55,000 for in state

5420 Miller Street
Arvada, Colorado 80002

Phone: 303.914.6048

So to recap, there are 2 full accredited physician assistant (PA) schools currently in Colorado as of January 1st, 2017. Both programs are highly competitive and applicants should get started on the process early to ensure they meet all the program requirement.

  1. University of Colorado PA program
  2. Red Rocks Community College PA program